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Barming Pre-School and Primary School

Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Responsible And Make Good Choices

Barming Pre-School and Primary School

Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Responsible And Make Good Choices

Term 6: Monday 5th June to Thursday 20th July (Friday 21st July - INSET DAY CLOSED TO CHILDREN)
Welcome to Barming Pre-School and Primary School
Barming Primary School is a 2 form entry primary school on the outskirts of Maidstone. It is a co-educational school for children aged 2 to 11 years old. There are currently 416 children on roll.
A Message from the Headteacher
Barming Primary School has so much to offer. Everyone is welcome and children are encouraged to flourish and achieve their goals. Come and find out what we are all about!
Orchard Academy Trust
Barming Primary School is an Academy and is part of the Orchard Trust family of schools. The Trust currently consists of Allington Primary School and Barming Primary School.

Last Week's Attendance:

  • Reception 92%
  • Year 1 92%
  • Year 2 94%
  • Year 3 94%
  • Year 4 94%
  • Year 5 92%
  • Year 6 93%
  • Whole School - 93%

Term 2

Term 2 



Read Write Inc.

In Year 1, we follow the Read Write Inc. Phonics scheme of learning to introduce children to new sounds. Like all phonics schemes, it teaches children the sounds, the letters that represent them and how to form letters when writing. Read Write Inc. Phonics also involves reading books written using only the letters the children have learnt at each level and a small number of tricky words. Read Write Inc. sessions are taught on a daily basis. The picture below outlines the sounds which will be covered in each set. 


Have you heard of Fred Talk? 

During our daily speed sound sessions, the children will be introduced to a toy frog called Fred. To support the children to read unfamiliar words Fred can only say the sounds (segment) and needs help to read the whole word (blend). Fred will say the sounds and the children will need to work out the word. For example, Fred might say d-o-g and the children will say dog.  


If you would like more information about Read Write Inc., please follow the link below or speak to Mrs Hooker or Mr Edwards: 


Big Book Stories:

In Guided Reading, our focus texts this term are Elmer and Burglar Bill.  During our Big Book sessions, the children will continue to make plausible predictions based on what has been read and answer simple comprehension style questions. 




The topics we will cover in Maths this term are: 

Number and Place Value

  • Counting in 2s, 5s and 10s  
  • Read and write numbers to 100 in numerals 


  • Recognise, find and name a half as one of two equal parts of an object, shape or quantity, and  
  • Recognise, find and name a quarter as one of four equal parts of an object, shape or quantity. 

Measures: Capacity and Volume

  • Compare, describe and solve practical problems for: capacity and volume 

Measures: Money 

  • Recognise and know the value of different denominations or coins and notes. 

Measures: Time

  • Sequence events in chronological order using language (e.g. before, after, next, first, today, yesterday, tomorrow, morning, afternoon, evening).  
  • Recognise and use language relating to dates, including days of the week, weeks, months, years. 



Seasonal Changes: 

This term we will be learning about seasonal change. We will be looking at autumnal changes and will explore these through lots of hands on outdoor activities. We will also explore which weathers usually occur through the seasons and how best to prepare for different weather conditions. 


Year 1 made rain gauges to measure rainfall across the term. 




Christianity: The Christmas Story

In RE this term, we will be learning about The Christmas Story. The children will learn to sequence the story, begin to think about things they are thankful for and look at how Christians prepare for Christmas. Our key question this term is: Why does Christmas matter to Christians?



What's it like here?

In Geography this term, the children will begin to look at aerial photographs of Barming Primary School and know the name of the village, town and country which the live in. They will then make a map of the classroom with four key features, using objects to represent the distance and direction of features in the classroom. At the end of the term, the children will design their own playground and improve three different areas. 



Health and Wellbeing

This term, we are exploring how we can look after our bodies. We will be looking at the different emotions we can display, the importance of sleep and how we can prevent germs from spreading. We will also discuss our own strengths and set ourselves different challenges. 



Indoor PE: Dance

Outdoor PE: Sending and Receiving with Stick and Feet

We will have Indoor PE on a Monday and Outdoor PE on a Thursday.



Games to Support at Home


Phonics Bloom has a variety of online games that help with sound recognition.


Oxford owl has a selection of e-books your child can read online. Many come with some comprehension activities to support your child's understanding of the text. There is also a helpful section for parents that shows how to pronounce sounds.


Top Marks has lots of Maths games related to topics we cover in Year 1. 

  • Barming Pre-School and Primary School,
  • Belmont Close, Barming,
  • Maidstone, Kent,
  • ME16 9DY
  • 01622 726472